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stars Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have introduced a big-money head-to-head fit for November. (REUTERS: Lucy Nicholson)
Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson were opponents for twenty years, now the veteran superstars have introduced they’re going to cling a multi-million-dollar head-to-head fit in November.
The pair — who’ve 19 primary titles between them — have engaged in some social media trash-talk to advertise the showdown, to be held throughout the American Thanksgiving weekend.
The winner of the 18-hole duel at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas will stroll away with $US9 million ($12.25 million), WarnerMedia — which has secured international media rights to the development — mentioned in a remark.
“It is on,” Woods, a 79-times winner at the PGA Excursion, mentioned on Twitter above a promotional picture for the development which is being dubbed “The Fit”.
Mickelson stated the announcement with a answer tweet to Woods: “I wager you suppose that is the perfect $9M you’ll ever make.”
The back-and-forth persisted as 14-times primary champion Woods mentioned: “Assume you’ll earn some bragging rights?” earlier than Mickelson mentioned: “Let’s do that.”
Woods then concluded the alternate, caution Mickelson he used to be about to “get rocked, lefty”.
WarnerMedia mentioned the pair will selectively make side-challenges in opposition to one every other throughout the fit, most likely elevating the stakes via difficult the opposite to a long-drive, closest-to-the-pin or an identical festival throughout a gap.
The conflict of the 2 American citizens have been anticipated to occur for months.
Woods, 42, and Mickelson, 48, drew loads of consideration after they performed a tradition spherical in combination at Augusta Nationwide earlier than this 12 months’s US Masters.
Once they had been paired at The Avid gamers a month later, Mickelson floated the theory of the duel.
Their competition has been a part of golfing for for much longer than a couple of months, alternatively.
When Woods shocked the sector along with his 10-shot victory on the Masters in 1997, it used to be the beginning of a domination of golfing for lots of the following decade.
Woods and Mickelson had been frequently in competition for primary titles throughout that length, and Woods proved a lot the more potent, profitable 14 to Mickelson’s 3 from 1997 to 2008.
Since then, Woods’s profession took a downturn, with private issues and a lack of his on-course dominance, adopted via power again accidents which required 4 surgical procedures.
Then again the re-emergence of Woods in contemporary months — capped via his second-place end on the PGA Championship at the back of Brooks Koepka previous this month — suggests the approaching showdown must be a aggressive one.